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Hazard Communication 2014: CVIM. OSHA New Hazardous Communication Guidelines 2012. Guidelines called HazCom 2012 contain mandated training for new Label and SDS (Safety Data Sheets previously called MSDS for Material Safety Data Sheets) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Update on HazCom 2012

Hazard Communication 2014: CVIM

1OSHA New Hazardous Communication Guidelines 2012Guidelines called HazCom 2012 contain mandated training for new Label and SDS (Safety Data Sheets previously called MSDS for Material Safety Data Sheets)New guidelines for chemical manufacturers for standardization of labels and SDSInternational Harmonization of Chemical CommunicationCreation of a United Nations Sub-committee called the GHS which is Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of ChemicalsStandardizes chemical communication internationallyMany hazardous chemicals cross international borders in shipping

What We Will CoverTraining requirements for December 1, 2013Training principlesWhat subjects to addressUpdate on Other Implementation IssuesGuidance and Other Resources for ComplianceReview current CVIM HazCom procedures4Required TrainingSince HazCom 2012 is requiring a new label and SDS, OSHA has specified that employers must provide training on the new approachThis training will help ensure that workers can access and use the information on the new labels and SDSs effectivelyNew labels and SDSs are already being produced and are coming into American workplaces5Other FactorsWhile new labels and SDSs are required to be provided by manufacturers and importers by June 1, 2015, employers have until June 1, 2016 to make adjustments to their workplace programs for any new hazards identified as a result of the transition to the GHS systemIf workplace labeling changes (i.e., alternative systems are used), workers will have to be trained on this as welltiming will depend on when the workplace labeling is updated6Topics to Address in TrainingWhy is the training being done now?Labels and SDSs are changingInformation is being standardized and specifiedAll suppliers of a chemical should communicate hazards in the same way7Role of LabelsLabels are the immediate source of information on a chemicalNew labels will have more information than current labels There may also be additional information (known as supplemental information) on the label that is not requiredthe required information should be presented together on the label8Training on Label ElementsLabels on shipped containers of hazardous chemicals will be changing by June 1, 2015The primary change is that information on labels has been standardizedThere are certain types of information required to appear on labelsAll suppliers have the same requirements, so labels should be more consistent in approach than current labels 9What is a Label Element?Label element means the specified pictogram(s), hazard statement(s), signal word and precautionary statement(s) for each hazard class and category

10Label RequirementsLabels on shipped containers must include:Product IdentifierSignal WordPictogramHazard Statement(s)Precautionary Statement(s)Supplier Identification (Name, Address, Phone Number)11Signal WordSignal word means a word used to indicate the relative level of severity of hazard and alert the reader to a potential hazard on the label The signal words used in this section are danger and warning. Danger is used for the more severe hazards, while warning is used for the less severe

12PictogramPictogram means a composition that may include a symbol plus other graphic elements, such as a border, background pattern, or color, that is intended to convey specific information about the hazards of a chemicalNine pictograms are designated under this standard for application to a hazard category 13HCS Pictograms and Hazards

14Examples of Transport Labels

15Hazard StatementHazard statement means a statement assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature of the hazard(s) of a chemical, including, where appropriate, the degree of hazardExample: Fatal if swallowed (Acute Oral Toxicity)

16Precautionary StatementPrecautionary statement means a phrase that describes recommended measures that should be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical, or improper storage or handlingExample: Do not eat, drink, or smoke when using this productExample: Keep container tightly closed17Precautionary Statements, Cont.The statements assigned to a chemical address the following four areasPreventionResponseStorageDisposal18Label Example

19Role of the Safety Data SheetThe Safety Data Sheet is the detailed source of information about the chemicalThe SDS has many audiencesThe SDS is thus a reference to help ensure a chemical is handled safely20Safety Data Sheet FormatNew safety data sheets will be organized using a specified order of informationThe required information will appear in the same sections of an SDS regardless of the supplierThe most important information will be listed in the first sections of the SDS

21SDS Sections1.Identification2.Hazard(s) identification3.Composition/information on ingredients4.First-aid measures5.Fire-fighting measures6.Accidental release measures7.Handling and storage8.Exposure control/personal protection

22SDS Sections, Cont.9.Physical and chemical properties10.Stability and reactivity11.Toxicological information12.Ecological information13.Disposal considerations14.Transport information15.Regulatory information16.Other information


Product XYZ24SDS RequirementsSDSs must be readily accessible to workers when they are in their work areas, during each work shiftHazard communication works when employers also use SDS information to make sure that proper protective measures are being implemented25Updated HazCom Web Page

26Guidance and OutreachOSHA is developing an array of guidance materialsInitial MaterialsQuick cards; OSHA briefs; booklets; small entity compliance guides; wallet-sized cardTechnical MaterialsModel training materials; Safety Data Preparation guidance; Hazard Classification GuidanceWeb ApplicationsSDS Electronic Form; Label Elements Application; Acute Toxicity Calculator

27Guidance and Outreach

28First Aid for Chemical IncidentSkin ContactWash for at least 10 minutes with waterRemove contaminated clothing which is not stuck to the skinCover injury with clean non-fluffy materialObtain medical attentionFirst AidEye ContactFlush eye with clean running water for at least 10 minutesObtain medical examination of the eyeFirst AidIngestionCall poison control and check SDS for instructionDo not induce vomiting unless directed Obtain medical attentionFirst AidInhalationRemove individual from exposureRest and keep warmObtain medical attentionCVIMSDS Medical Manual located in nursing office with hard copies of SDS and Hazard Communication Plan with emergency instructionsSDS for Dental located in cupboard by middle dental chair SDS Manual also available on flash drive in nursing office

CVIM contNew product SDS will be posted on the CVIM website and posted in hard copy in the doctors lounge for 3 monthsAll new and current volunteers and employees are required to complete this program and the associated test. Tests will be dated, signed and returned to either nurse or dental supervisorCVIM Emergency Hazard Procedure Start emergency first aid per SDSContact poison control 1-800-222-1222Alert responsible clinic medical staffCall 911 emergency medical services if neededSend copy of SDS if patient is transported to hospitalPersonal Protective EquipmentPersonal projective equipment is available in all of the examination rooms above the sinkDental personal protective equipment is located chairside.Thank you for participating in the CVIM Hazard Communication Standards and updateOSHAs Hazard Communication Websitehttp://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.htmlSCHC Websitewww.schc.orgDisclaimer: Comments and opinions expressed by the speakers do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of OSHA and SCHC.TM